joe biden is holding a talk on gun violence today. it is a modern-day version of roosevelt's fireside chat only this will be a google fireside hangout. the online meeting starts at 1:45 eastern this afternoon and lasts for half an hour. biden will be alongside venture capital ist guy wysocki and phil defranco. they're discussing the new policies on curbing gun violence. biden has scheduled his first gun safety trip. friday, he's headed to richmond, virginia to discuss president obama's efforts on gun violence. it is a start of an outside push to build support for the president's new policies and while obama will likely also hit the road soon, for now he's staying home. biden will be joined by other administration officials and by virginia senator tim kaine. >>> the house has passed a short-term extension on the debt ceiling, giving the country until may 18th to negotiate the limit and new budget priorities. as part of yesterday's deal though republicans are stepping up their austerity campaign and demanding steep cuts from president obama before they raise the debt ceiling. the g.o.p.